Brin has always been fascinated by the natural world and has had a compulsion to draw and paint wildlife for as long as he can remember. This deep interest in birds probably dates from an early childhood spent in Singapore where he was captivated by the colourful tropical species. Brin studied Biology and Ecology at University and graduated with ideas of a career in scientific research. This was short lived as he soon realised that he was much more interested in the way the natural world looks than in any theories about how it worked. Brin gradually started to get illustrations published and built up a folio of work for a variety of UK and European book and magazine publishers. More recently he has developed a more personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world in his oil paintings. This looser and atmospheric approach acts as a kind of antidote to the precision of the illustration work. His work is primarily based in the Suffolk countryside and much of the inspiration for his paintings comes from close to home. He is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
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